In February 2017, Philadelphia crews working on an apartment building in the city's historic district got a shock when their backhoes started hitting coffins and unearthing fully intact human remains. The site was supposed to be a former burial ground from 1707, and all remains were supposedly exhumed in the 1800s and moved to a different cemetery, which apparently they weren't.
The name Herman Webster Mudgett is largely forgotten, but he was an infamous figure in late 19th century America, where he was better known as H. H. Holmes.
The 1980 film The Changeling starring George C. Scott and Trish Van Devere is based on the paranormal events Russell Hunter experienced while living in an old home near Cheesman Park in the late 1960s.
On December 19, 1996, Joe Roy Metheny, was charged with the murders of three women in three separate incidents. He confessed to killing a male victim, as well, and in time he admitted to killing at least 10 people, however it was what he did with the bodies that was the most nauseating aspect of his crimes.
It's the time of year for turning leaves and cooler weather. Before pumpkin spice flavored everything from coffee to donuts, and orange plastic ornaments invaded store shelves, October was the month when classic and terrifying tales of haunted houses were used to mark the onset of autumn, and remind us the day the veil between the worlds was thinnest was fast approaching.
German archaeologists have found an ancient burial site where an adult man was buried standing upright and several bodies of children were also interred there.
More than 40 years ago archaeologists discovered a thousand-year-old mass grave site in Illinois. The scene depicts one of the most extravagant acts of violence ever documented in ancient America where a total of 53 skeleton were lined from corner to corner.
Dating back about 4,600 years, the Great Death Pit at the ancient city of Ur, in modern-day Iraq, contains the remains of 68 women and six men, many of which appear to have been sacrificed.
In northwest China in tombs near Mogou village, archaeologists have found hundreds of graves that contain the remains of victims of human sacrifice. This cemetery dates back more than 4,000 years.
The fear that a person can be taken over and possessed by a demon is a widely held religious belief around the world. These religions also offer different forms of exorcisms.
Off the coast of Belgium a WWI German submarine was found basically intact and with the bodies of 23 sailors inside.
In 1676, a Sicilian nun claimed she was battling Satan, and in the process produced letters that were not deciphered until 300 years later.
Already in the early middle ages, there were narratives about fierce female Vikings fighting alongside men. Although, continuously reoccurring in art as well as in poetry, the women warriors have generally been dismissed as mythological phenomena.
During a time when secular texts were frowned upon by the Church, the mysterious Book of Soyga produced during the Middle Ages has yet to be fully understood. It contains passages on magic and the paranormal that scholars until this day have been unable to translate.
On a chilly, winter day in December of 1933 a young girl arrived in a small Pennsylvania town. Within only a few hours she was found dead next to the railroad tracks, and no one knew who she was and without any identification the townspeople donated money and buried the girl in the local cemetery, naming her the "Girl in Blue" as this was the color she was wearing when she was found.
Marlene at Miami Ghost Chronicles is a freelance paranormal investigator and writer.
Over the years I have had several ghost stories sent anonymously to me, and it's these quaint and subtle stories of hauntings that I find so fascinating, because you realize that ghosts make their prescence known in the most mundane of settings, and sometimes it's only in hindsight that we realize exactly what we were experiencing. I have excluded surnames and exact addresses in order to protect the privacy of families.